Tamarillo Porridge Resized

Spiced Tamarillo & Coconut Porridge

What better way to start the day than with this divine Spiced Tamarillo & Coconut Porridge?
Keep porridge interesting with a combination of luscious ripe tamarillo and fragrant toasted coconut – It’s a match made in heaven. With a big bowl of this winter favourite, you won’t be walking out of the house hungry in the morning. Just be warned: once you’ve tried it, there’s no going back.


Poached Tamarillos

2 cups of water
3 Tamarillos
½ cup brown sugar
1 Star anise
1 Cinnamon quill
1 Vanilla pod – sliced length-ways through center


1 cup of oats
2 cups of water


Toasted coconut
Coconut sugar
Cacao nibs
Meadow Fresh milk
Meadow Fresh Greek yoghurt


Poach a few tamarillos at the beginning of the week to last for a few brekkies! 

To poach tamarillos: 

  1. Bring a saucepan of water to boil and plunge tamarillos in for 3 minutes.  Retain the water but remove tamarillos and carefully peel off skins leaving the stems intact.
  2. Add brown sugar to the water and bring it to boil again. 
  3. Add star anise, cinnamon and vanilla pod to the saucepan and boil for a few minutes.
  4. Bring heat down and add tamarillos.  Gently poach for 15 minutes and set aside.
  5. Slice tamarillos lengthways once they have cooled down.
  6. If you are not using them straight away, keep them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

 To toast coconut:

  1. Bring a frying pan to a low to medium heat.
  2. Place your desired amount of coconut into the pan to toast.
  3. Toss the coconut until brown and set aside.

 To make oats:

  1. Place the oats and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil, consistently stirring to stop oats from sticking to the saucepan.  Cook for a further 1 minute.
  2. Scoop oats evenly into two shallow bowls. 
  3. Sprinkle the oats with your desired amount of coconut sugar, toasted coconut and cacao nibs.
  4. Place a dollop of Meadow Fresh Greek yoghurt in the centre, top with half of a poached tamarillo and Meadow Fresh milk.

Prep time: 10 mins
Serves: 2

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